How to Participate

We invite photographic artists to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition. Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process. Registration for the 2016 Festival is now closed. Registration for the 2017 Festival will open in Fall 2016.

Submissions are not sought for CONTACT's curated programming, including Primary Exhibitions, Public Installations and Special Events. 

For more information on how to get involved, please take a look at our FAQ.

Exhibition Venues

Before registering, all artists/exhibition organizers must find a venue in which to hold the exhibition. 

Open Exhibitions can be held in any type of venue, from conventional gallery spaces to unconventional venues such as community centres, cafés, or retail shops. For Featured Exhibitions, preference is given to exhibitions held in professional gallery spaces.

There are opportunities for artists seeking venues to exhibit with one of the neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA) groups that partner with the Festival each year. The BIAs send out calls for submissions in autumn, and match up artists with venues. 

If you are an artist seeking exhibition space, or if you have a venue and would like to participate in the Festival, please email info [at] scotiabankcontactphoto [dot] com. Although CONTACT cannot make any guarantees, we are occasionally able to appropriately match artists and venues wishing to participate.

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